With the cold weather arriving, pets have to stay warm just like humans. One of the biggest myths is that your pet's fur is all it needs. It is okay to keep large dogs outside, but only inside a doghouse with a heated lamp. Dogs are susceptible to frostbite and hypothermia just like people are. Cold weather can also worsen some pre-existing conditions your pet has. Be sure to take your pet for an annual check-up at a local veterinarian.